Summary: The unit was delivered with a broken lamp and the seller provided a full refund. This was the only unit like this that they had in stock and I would have liked to have been able to see the performance of the Sony.
Summary: I have had this projectors for 1 month and it has been working great. The picture is crisp and clear. Set up is easy. I don't know how long the lamp will last because my lamp is just a new one but, hopefully, it will last long enough for your money.
Summary: This very well could be my last Sony video product I buy. I owned a CRT projector from Sony for 10 years and was amazed with the quality until the day we moved from that house. Surprisingly, things have changed at Sony. I purchased the VPL-VW60 in February 2009. When it first arrived and was installed things couldn't be better. I was surprised that within the first year the lamp required replacement.
Summary: This projector truely is astounding. The image quality is fantastic! I attatched my VW60 to my Sony Vaio via an HDMI cable. I watch BluRay movies in full HD with absolutely no problems at all. When I surf the net, I'm looking at Amazon.com on my 118" desktop! All of this from the factory settings on the PJ! I look forward to seeing what a proffesional calibration would do for this sweet machine.
Summary: Replaced my Sony HS20 with this unit. The HS20 in it's time was voted by some pundits as the best unit in it's price bracket. After extensive research, I bought this unit in January and haven't looked back. Like the HS20, this VW60 was highly regarded among the pundits. I paid slightly under $4000.00 for this unit and spent an additional $100.00 to get the unit professionally calibrated.
Summary: Personal Experience I had a Sony VPL-HS51 for three years, replaced the lamp twice and no problems. Even though the HS51 is only 720p, it is an excellent starter projector for home theater. But like most home theater owners, I was looking to upgrade to 1080p. Since the HS51 worked so well, I decided to stay with a Sony. The VW200 seems to be Sony's top of the line, but this was out of my price range.
Summary: Personal Experience Iâ€™m a â€œbig screen nutâ€�. For film, the involvement that comes with a ten foot screen has it all over any other kind of viewing device. My last video projector was a SharpVision 3 panel LCD I bought twenty years ago. Although impressive at the time and a big improvement over my 3 tube Advent, the LCD was plagued by â€œscreen doorâ€� pixalization, no remote control and low light output.
Summary: Personal Experience I had to see for my self just how much sharper the 60 model is when compared to the 50, which is now out of production.I came to the conclusion that there is no difference in sharpness when watching Big Fish (I have watched this movie numerous times and I know where all the flaws are) Even before my VPL VW 50 I had the first generation Panasonic 1080P. When it developed problems I traded it in for the 50 and saw no difference in picture quality.
Summary: Personal Experience vw 60 ,da lite 110cinema vis. scrn,logitech remote,this is a perfect pic with the lens 15 ft from screen,beam,up mount,pefect package and plenty bright,even w/a lil abeinent ,$5600, total price ,i installed it what a snap,,,,
Summary: As a new owner of a Black Pearl I would like to share my own impressions of the Black Pearl. We previously owned a VPL-VW50 Pearl. Sadly we had a lot of problems, it was a 4 1/2 month nightmare but SONY FINALLY offered to replace it with a VPL-VW60 Black Pearl. We received our new SONY Black Pearl on Feb 12, 2008 and we have had a wonderful time setting it up and watching HD TV and 1080p upconverted movies via our OPPO 981-hd.